Backpacker Hell: Singapore. Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter Here

“Abandon hope all ye who enter here.”  In Dante’s The Divine Comedy, these words are inscribed over the entrance to Hell.  While I absolutely love Singapore, these words should be printed on the bus tickets alongside the “DEATH FOR DRUG TRAFFICKERS UNDER SINGAPORE LAW” as an additional warning to all backpackers entering the country.  Singapore is expensive.  Singapore isn’t just “Asia” expensive – it’s “Miami Beach during the Superbowl” expensive.

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